June 10, 2019 0

Rabat: 09/06/2019

Egyptian Newspaper Al-Ahram publishes interview with ISESCO Director General

In its today’s issue, the Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram published an interview with the Director General of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), Dr. Salim Mohammed AlMalik, conducted by its correspondent to the 14th Islamic Summit held in Makkah Al-Mukarramah, Mr. Mohamed El Nouby, during the international conference on the theme “Middle Stance and Moderation Values in the Quran and the Sunnah”, held by the Muslim World League on 27-29 May 2019 in Makkah Al-Mukarramah.

In this interview, Dr. AlMalik reaffirmed that ISESCO seeks to serve as a beacon for Muslim countries in the fields of education, culture, science and innovation. He added that the Organization is abound with irreplaceable outstanding intellectuals and qualified staff members and that it will undergo a comprehensive change in terms of its working methods, drawing on the youth to develop its action and lead the Organization towards larger horizons through the use of new media, while also underlining ISESCO’s keenness to inscribe the rich heritage and historic sites of the Islamic world. Likewise, Dr. AlMalike stated that ISESCO will cooperate with all organizations, institutions and universities to fight against extremist thought and strive towards adopting a more moderate one, while commending the guidelines of Makkah Al-Mukarramah Document to promote joint Islamic action.

Moreover, Dr. AlMalik touched on the development of working tools at ISESCO in the next phase, the use of new media techniques and the promotion of cooperation with the OIC and its specialized and subsidiary organs and UNESCO. He also talked about the “Waqf Project” (investment fund); the importance of heritage and historic sites in Member States; ISESCO’s cooperation with the ministries of education to combat extremist thought; the Organization’s role in shielding the youth against the threats of zealotry, extremism; and the current situation of culture in the Islamic world.

The full interview is available at:


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